Connect & Collaborate - Federal Budget Simulator - May 16, 2016

May 17, 2016

How would you balance the nation's budget? Would you cut healthcare expenditures? Other entitlements or military expenses?

At, a Federal Budget Simulator gives us all a chance to tinker with the budget. But you may be surprised to see that even deep cuts, result in only nominal changes in the country's deficit.

Brenda Morrison of Engaged Public talks us through the budget simulator, as well as a tax receipt tool which shows how much of your household income goes toward paying of the deficit, by way of your tax contributions.

Connect & Collaborate - Olympic Swimmer Chloe Sutton - May 13, 2016

May 16, 2016

Olympic swimmer Chloe Sutton joins us to share her experience as a two-time Olympian, one of the youngest at age 16 in 2012. As a freestyle and long-distance swimmer, won her first national title at age 14, and World Champion at age 15.

Now she runs swim clinics with SwimLabs and also shares her motivation with kids, speaking about reaching their dreams, overcoming obstacles and hopefully finding additional dreams to go after once achieving the first big dream.

Her love for swimming continues as she works with swim camps to help develop skills in future olympians.

Connect & Collaborate - Fix Colorado Roads

May 13, 2016
00:0000:00 As the legislative session approaches it's close, Fix Colorado Roads is still hoping for progress. SB 16-210 asks the state to combine a new, stable general fund investment in transportation infrastructure with a continued CDOT commitment to fund a $3.5 billion Fix Colorado Roads bond program.There is currently no funding in place from the state's general fund, toward infrastructure improvements. Fix Colorado Roads believes that while focus has been on repairing existing roads, the state's roadways need to be expanded and improved to allow for the increased traffic and commerce to keep up with growth.Sandra Solin will explain how it will work and define the need. Be ready to call your legislator. 

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Connect & Collaborate - Colorado Space Business Roundtable - May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

The Colorado Space Business Roundtable works with Aerospace industries throughout the state, along with the top aerospace business leaders to promote space exploration from Colorado.

Edgar Johansson, President of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable will tell us all about the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

We will also talk with Tom Livingston from the JeffCo EDC about the upcoming Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day coming up June 28th.

Later in the show, we'll discuss Accelerate Colorado with Morgan Cullen, and the Accelerate D.C. trip June 13 - 15th.

Connect & Collaborate - Ponderosa Energy - May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Ponderosa Energy is a boutique advisory firm providing information about energy, gas and renewables.

As managing partner, Bernadette Johnson helps companies leverage state of the art analytical tools to advise on investment strategies. We will discuss how Denver-based oil producers can grow in the current market, the impact of the oil market, and even get into mineral rights.

We will discuss the insight Ponderosa can provide clients, as well as the unique position we're in as the state of Colorado addresses oil production and the future of energy production as local jurisdictions attempt to change regulations.

Connect & Collaborate - Workplace Wellness, Emily Schromm - May 10, 2016

May 11, 2016

Emily Schromm of Unleashed Fitness, is a fitness trainer who brings her energy and expertise to providing corporate wellness ideas to the workplace as a part of Elevated Wellness. She focuses on long-last lifestyle changes, nutritional information and encourages clients to become their best self rather than on trying to look like some celebrity ideal.

Keep in mind that healthy employees are happy, productive employees. We will share ideas for getting everyone moving during the work day and promoting healthy eating at the office.

In addition to Emily’s thriving fitness training enterprise, she is an inventor and entrepreneur. We will talk about her experience moving her idea into prototype, to manufacturing a quality product locally.

Connect & Collaborate - Vistage Conversations - May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016
00:0000:00 Vistage is CEO Peer group that encourages business executives to develop their companies and to help fellow CEOs in managing executive level decisions.

Today Pat Maley, Vistage Chair introduces us to Thomas Ajspur, CEO of ENVATE, ENAVATE provides business consulting and industry-focused enterprise software solutions , including professional services, maintenance and support.

Also, Chris Younger, Managing Partner of Capital Value Advisors and Carter Freeman, Manager of vcfo and a Vistage Trusted Advisor member.

Connect & Collaborate - VITAL for Colorado, Greg Brophy - May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado is a regular contributor to Connect & Collaborate, discussing the importance of energy production in the state. VITAL for Colorado is a coalition of industry leaders throughout Colorado who support a rational, well-regulated and competitive regulatory environment for energy production.

Today we will talk with Greg Brophy, former State representative and State Senator - now working with Raise the Bar initiative which proposes reasonable considerations before altering the Colorado constitution. Recent changes, such as fracking bans, and the legalization of marijuana, demonstrate the need for judicious decision making.

We will also discuss the recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling regarding fracking bans.

Connect & Collaborate - Chuck Blakeman 3 to 5 Club - May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

Chuck Blakeman is a successful entrepreneur, an internationally acclaimed speaker, weekly Inc. Magazine contributor, best-selling author and world-renowned business advisor who has built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents. His first book, Making Money is Killing Your Business was rated “#1 Business Book of the Year” by NFIB, the largest business owner association in America. And his most recent book, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea has been named one of the “Top Ten Business Books of the Year”.

Today we will talk with Chuck about his 3 to 5 Club, where people who own businesses can form a community where they can ask questions, admit they don't know the answers, and ultimately inspire and support one another in pushing their businesses to a maturity date within three to five years. Meaning, the business can run itself while the owner takes time away, for new enterprises or simply a vacation.

Chuck also speaks about the Participation Age, referring to workers who want to be stakeholders in business, where their work is more a contribution than simply a source for a paycheck.

Connect & Collaborate - Doug Krug - May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Doug Krug has grown his career by helping executive teams find leadership solutions. He is joined today by his partner in creating the Institute for Unlearning, Christine Kahane.

They believe that people have learned how to, or have been conditioned to, cause stress through extreme effort. Their goal is to guide people in better understanding how to have more of the results they want with far less stress and effort.

They believe that the all of the answers we will ever need are already within us and available, once we ask the right questions.